8 Nutrition Tips for Healthy Hair

Full, thick hair is not only a question of proper hair care. A balanced diet plays an important role in keeping hair healthy. Find out which foods to eat regularly for beautiful hair!

Dull, brittle hair or hair loss can have many causes. But one of them is definitely diet. Read on to find out which food contains the vitamins and micronutrients that make your hair shinier and stronger!

You need a mixture of different nutrients and vitamins for healthy, full, and thick hair. The following ingredients should be at the top of your list!

Vitamins & micronutrients for healthy hair:

  • Vitamin C & E
  • Biotin
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Folic acid

If you suddenly notice increased hair loss, this may be down to a lack of one of the above nutrients. You can take a blood test at your doctor's to find out whether it could indeed be down to a deficiency. But even without a test, paying attention to a balanced diet is a good strategy for keeping your skin & hair healthy.

These foods support hair health:

Hair loss or dull hair? Then your body might be craving omega-3 fatty acids and/or vitamin E. Nuts are the perfect source. They also contain biotin, which is essential for building the hair structure. Flaxseed is also a great vegan source of omega-3!

Oat flakes:
They contain zinc & biotin, meaning that your breakfast porridge can prevent hair loss!

Perfect in soup or salad, lentils contain a lot of zinc, giving your hair back its shine!
Zinc promotes cell growth in the hair matrix. This is the area of the hair that constantly forms new cells and pushes them further and further outwards. So the more of these cells are produced, the faster your hair grows. What's more, zinc ensures a healthy scalp and protects your roots from inflammation.

Pumpkin seeds:
These seeds are a true all-rounder for healthy hair - they contain iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, & phosphorus. Whether in muesli, as a snack, or as a salad topping - we recommend a handful of pumpkin seeds at least once a week!

Broccoli isn't just great as an ingredient in our Organic Oil Balance Shampoo. It is fantastic for supporting hair growth because it contains a lot of iron, vitamin C, & folic acid.

Vitamin C-rich fruit & vegetables:
Citrus fruits are not the only source of vitamin C - berries, peppers, and parsley are a great option here too. Vitamin C helps the body to better absorb iron, as well as promoting blood circulation in the scalp and protecting the hair follicles from free radicals.

Dried apricots:
These dried fruits contain vitamin B5 which is perfect for making your hair stronger. Plus they are good for your skin, giving you a youthful and radiant complexion.

Green leafy vegetables:
Vegetables such as spinach, kale, and savoy cabbage boost keratin production, a protein that gives you a healthy scalp and roots.

Healthy, strong hair is yet another reason to include superfoods and vitamins in your diet - boost your intake and look forward to a gorgeous healthy shine!

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